Blue Square Bet Handicap 1m 2f
- (3yo, 1m 2f, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £4,942 2nd £1,459 3rd £730
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 4.72s
- Off time: 15:45:18
|1st||1 Infinite Magic||9/4|
|2nd||2 King George River||nse||5/4f|
Infinite Magic (USA) 37
|3||133 9-7 p1||J Noseda||R L Moore||83||9/4|
King George River (IRE) 8
|3||132 9-6||A Bailey||A Kirby||82||5/4f|
Blue Wave (IRE) 8
|3||129 9-3||M Johnston||J Fanning||79||10/1|
Gabrial The Boss (USA) 16
|3||127 9-1 t||D M Simcock||Andrea Atzeni||77||5/1|
|3||126 9-0 h||J H M Gosden||R Havlin||76||4/1|
||3||94||R A Mills||David Probert||80||NR|
||3||9-7||R Varian||D Fox||9/2|
Rangi won his maiden over 7f here last time but will need further improvement to land this while Gabrial The Boss has been making hay in lesser company and will also find life much tougher. Kempton winner Canadian Run just failed under a penalty on his latest start and is up another 2lb today but King George River had the measure of Blue Wave when runner-up over a mile here last week and should go close again. INFINITE MAGIC still ran a shade green when finding one too good at Wolverhampton in December but, with cheekpieces applied and Ryan Moore on board, he's expected to show further progress and come out best today.
Canadian Run (IRE) 4-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and headed entering final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Jodies Jem (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Infinite Magic (USA) 4-1 (9-7) Ridden leaving stalls, mid-division, headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Glory City (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
King George River (IRE) 7-4fav (8-13) Tracked winner, ridden and every chance 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Hipster (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Blue Wave (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon chased leaders, outpaced 3f out, soon lost place and behind, kept on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, last of 6, 4l behind Hipster (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Gabrial The Boss (USA) 4-6fav (9-13) Made virtually all, set steady pace until pushed clear well over 1f out, eased close home, unchallenged, won at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan beating Inessa Armand (8-13) by 2l, 3 ran.
Rangi 4-6fav (8-9) Made all, ridden well over 1f out, in command inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan beating Lady Lunchalot (8-4) by 2 1/4l, 4 ran.